Parrots are the obvious bird and really animal that everyone knows can learn to speak and mimic human speech. But did you know that in captivity, ravens can actually learn to talk better than parrots can! In fact, they can also learn to immitate different kinds of natural and artificial sounds. So ravens can sound like you, another animal or even a car engine or washing machine. In nature, ravens use this incredible gift to lure wolves and foxes to carcasses they are unable to break open.